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DUI checkpoint planned in Santa Maria

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jan 12, 2019

The Santa Maria Police Department is conducting a driving under the influence and driver license checkpoint at an undisclosed location Jan. 12.

The checkpoint will be between 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.

The police department said checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequent DUI arrests.

A press release sent by the police department said California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.

The police department wants to remind drivers that a DUI doesn’t only mean alcohol, marijuana and several prescription drugs can also cause impaired driving, especially with the combination of alcohol or drugs.